5 comments on “The Orlando Shooting: Humanity in a Mass Killer?

  1. Horrible story all around. But if I was a betting man, I’d say the shooter was possibly trying to sound magnanimous on his way out, as a way of getting sympathy for his cause.

  2. Dre, I heard the same thing. I was completely shocked when I heard that. Without making light of the situation, I was surprised that Mateen would take time out of being a murdering nutcase to sympathize with ANYONE, let alone black people. What a weird story.

  3. As a middle-aged white woman, I don’t have a dog in this fight. But regarding the shooting itself, one thing is fact: one person cannot slaughter 50 people with a handgun or even a rifle or shotgun. The NRA’s push to put an assault weapon in the hands of everyone in America is what makes these mass slaughters possible and the proliferation of these weapons a reality. Yes, you have the right to bear arms—but we have the right to restrict the types of arms you bear. Assault weapons on our streets do not make us safer—they make us all targets.

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